Implications of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 on Non-U.S. Companies

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Sarbanes-Oxley applies to all companies with a U.S. listing, affecting both U.S. and non-U.S. companies. What are the security issues of complaince and what do non-U.S. companies have to do to ensure their systems will be safe and meet the SEC mandates? Chrisan Harrod, Former CSO & current Executive Consultant at the SEC, discusses in detail SOX security issues.

Free web conference on the Implications of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 on Non-US Companies.

Featuring Chrisan Herrod, Former Chief Security Officer and Current Executive Consultant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, along with Mike Malwitz from Hyperion

In a free Xtalks web conference on April 26, 2006, Chrisan Herrod, Former Chief Security Officer and Current Executive Consultant at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, along with Mike Malwitz from Hyperion, will discuss Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 and how it will affect non-US organizations.

Xtalks is pleased to present the Implications of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 on Non-US Companies Web Conference.

Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires reports by a company’s management and its auditors on its internal control of financial reporting. SOX applies to all companies with a U.S. listing, affecting both U.S. and non-U.S. companies. The SEC granted non-U.S. firms an extension to comply until July 2006, due to additional burdens placed on their companies in having to comply with their own national regulations and the new SEC provisions

What are the security issues of compliance and what do non-U.S. companies have to do to ensure their systems will be safe and in meet the SEC mandates? Join us for an exclusive presentation from Chrisan Herrod of the Securities & Exchange Commission who will be discussing in detail the Sarbanes-Oxley Act from a security perspective.

The web conference is sponsored by Hyperion, who will host a workshop following the keynote presentation and before the Q&A session.

Registration for the event is currently open and free at: http://www.xtalks.com/foreignsox.ashx

About the Keynote Speaker

Chrisan Herrod accepted her position with the SEC in August 2003. She is responsible for implementing the SEC’s information security and IT business continuity programs and for the operational security of the SEC’s critical infrastructure.

Prior to her appointment at the SEC, she was with the National Defense University, Information Resource Management College, where she served as both Department Chair of the Information Operations and Assurance Department and as a Professor of Information Security.

Her previous information security experience includes Director of Global IT Security at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and Director of Information Security at Fannie Mae, a leading real estate, financial institution. While at Fannie Mae she became involved in the White House sponsored, Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security as the Information Sharing and Analysis Working Group Chair.

From 1993 to 1998 she was a senior civilian with the Department of Defense’s Information Security Program Office serving as Director of Plans, Policy and Resource Management and Director of IA Education, Training and Awareness. From 1988 to 1992, she was assigned to the White House Military Office, Office of Emergency Operations at the Defense Information Systems Agency. Ms. Herrod served as an active duty military intelligence officer in the US Army and retired as a Major, USAF Reserve.

She is an adjunct professor teaching information security and leadership courses with both the University of Fairfax and Syracuse University. She is pursuing her PhD in Information Systems at Nova Southeastern University.

About Hyperion

How certain are you in the accuracy of your financial results? Legislative initiatives aimed at reforming financial transparency are enacted to build public trust in corporations’ focus on serving their shareholders. Once a company has met the core requirements, however, the challenge is to accurately sustain that compliance, while reducing the costs associated with the program. With Hyperion Business Performance Management solutions, corporations have the tools necessary to drive swift, accurate and comprehensive financial closing and reporting, comply with internal controls and regulatory requirements, while incrementally reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the program as a whole. http://www.hyperion.com/

About Xtalks

Xtalks (recently featured in the London Times article Conference call that spans the globe) brings industry experts to executives’ desktops around the world in a web-based information network that provides insight into breaking business issues through interactive digital web conferences. By leveraging the best of hi-speed Internet and telecom technology, Xtalks provides a fantastic forum for highly interactive communication. Xtalks web conferences allow anyone with interest in a particular topic to participate in a web meeting by synchronizing their desktop computer and phone alongside industry experts. Xtalks is part of The Honeycomb Worldwide Group of Companies (http://www.honeycombworldwide.com), including Honeycomb Connect, a leader in executive networking, event management, web conferencing, publishing, and digital media with offices in North America and Europe.

“Xtalks' webinar brought together the top end users, technology vendors, and thinkers in the space,” says Ed Hess, Editor of Integrated Solutions Magazine, referring to a previous Xtalks’ event. “As a media sponsor of the event, we were ecstatic to see the level of commitment and execution that Xtalks showed in making the event a huge success. It was informative and filled with new and fresh insights. The Q&A session was highly interactive and addressed a range of issues. In terms of online events, it set a standard that others will have trouble matching."

For more information on this conference or Xtalks in general, or to enquire about speaking opportunities or sponsoring future events, visit http://www.xtalks.com or contact Karen Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer, at phone: 312-977-1166 x1209.

Register for free at: http://www.xtalks.com/foreignsox.ashx

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